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Developing a School Health Services Assessment Tool and Related Resources

Project Overview

6th Funding Cycle Impact Award
    
Project Start Date: 2/1/2011
     Project End Date: 1/31/2016

Project Goal Statement: To increase the competency and capacity of local school health services systems.

Award Amount: $740,963

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Sarah Beversdorf, MPH, MSW, Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA)
Additional community partner organization name(s): 

  • Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards
  • Wisconsin Association of School Nurses
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Wisconsin Division of Public Health

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Marie Wolff, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
    Project Progress Report Summary 2/1/2011 - 9/30/2011
    Project Progress Report Summary 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012 
    Project Progress Report Summary 10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013

Affiliated Web Pages:
    Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards
    Wisconsin Association of School Nurses
    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
    Wisconsin Division of Public Health
    Wisconsin Public Health Association

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Panel participation with the American Academy of Pediatrics in their development of a similar assessment tool
    • Participated in Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Annual Orientation for new school nurses
    • Developed resources related to medication, emergency nursing services, and best practice related to specific health issues
  • Presentations
    • Core Partner and Advisory Committee meetings (Feb – Sept 2011)
    • School Nurse Practice Council (Feb – Sept 2011)
    • Wisconsin Association of School Nurses (WASN) conference and board meeting (Feb – Sept 2011)
    • Multiple Linking Education and Practice for Excellence in Public Health Nursing (LEAP) project meetings and conference calls (Feb – Sept 2011)
    • Northern Region Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB) meeting (Feb – Sept 2011)
    • Five presentations given to public health and school health audiences during 2012
    • Presentations at the Department of Public Instruction's Summer Institute for School Nurses (August and September 2013)
    • Presentation at the 2013 WPHA-WALHDAB Annual Conference
    • Presentation at the 2013 WASN Annual Conference
    • Presentation at the 2013 Public Health Nursing Conference
    • Presentation at the 2013 National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference
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